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A lot of energy drinks do not taste that good and they often have a lot of E numbers. Here are three different energy gels that are all honey based and all the contents are stated to be natural and when I don my glasses to read the list of ingredients of the back of the sachets there are only two or three items listed according to the flavour.

Xplora XGO2

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Mar 28, 2022
This is marketed as a Smart Watch for kids. The stated age range is 5-12 years, maybe my thoughts would suggest towards the top of that age range. However as I often see babies in their push chairs watching videos or playing games on their mother’s phone so perhaps I am wrong.
I am not normally a big chewer but as I was offered some samples I gave it a try, anything that offers the chance of not catching recent bugs is a plus as far as I am concerned. While I have heard of the possible advantages of Zinc the word Chitosan was new to me but not it seems for Microsoft Words spell checker.

894940 dottir in ear headphoneDottir Sports Earbuds

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Jan 26, 2022
While a lot of earbuds claim ‘secure fit’ these certainly are that as the design pushes them into the ear with the fin fitting behind the ear they will certainly never fall out. They are somewhat larger than most other buds I have recently tested simply because the holding fin is part of the unit and not an optional extra as with most.

894905 Main Self HeaSelf Warming Body Wrap

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Jan 12, 2022
Like a lot of people of my age I have problems with my back, I often find that laying down helps, even the old fashioned hot water bottle gives some assistance. So anything that can keep me upright and reduce the discomfort gets my vote. This item is a large strap that fits round the waist and heats up whilst you are wearing it.

894797 Oclean W10 Water FlosseWash your Mouth

Published in Health and Beauty by mfereday on Nov 2, 2021
Adding to its range of oral hygiene products, Oclean has launched its W10 product.

894776 Oclean Flow Rechargeable Power Sonic ToothbrusElectric Toothbrush

Published in Health and Beauty by mfereday on Oct 28, 2021
How's your smile? Perhaps this next product could add a sparkle to it.

892013 bosch freshuFreshUp by Bosch

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Sep 15, 2021
Sometimes the appearance of clothes can be deceptive, you know you wore it yesterday but it still looks pristine, so will you wear it again, perhaps your nose has the answer if that says no you probably do not. However there is something that could turn that no into a yes.

891619 Airpop Light SE Reusable Face MasFace Masks by AirPop

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on June 7, 2021
When I wrote a piece about face masks a year ago they were still a talking point and one that few - if any - of us thought would still be a feature of day to day life a year later. Now when we leave home it is a thing we check along with wallet and keys as while in an open area they are not currently compulsory they are on public transport and shops.

891446 almond flat white nescafe dolce gusto cuOne Pod Milky Coffee’s

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Apr 28, 2021
Nescafe produce a large number of two pod solutions for those liking a coffee with milk, Cappuccino, Latte and most other possible combinations. Until now there has only been a single offering in one pod Flat White. In the last five years there has been a 400% increase in Veganism so to help those who do not partake of dairy items, three plant based offerings have been produced, Coconut, Almond and Oat and while I was checking these out along with the original Flat White I f

891353 Waboba Moon BalTwo Outdoor Toys

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Apr 12, 2021
Two rather different toys that will also intrigue, first a ball – a little smaller than a tennis ball – that can with very little effort bounce to a far greater height than it is dropped from. Second a rocket that takes off with only the effort of your foot. So while I must say it very quietly they are both toys to get the child thinking and therefore learning.

890900 sleep hub SleepHub Part 2

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Dec 21, 2020
As regular readers will know I was very impressed with my initial weeks using the SleepHub and my last posting 25-11-20 told you so in no uncertain manner. While my sleep has certainly improved overall I have had some recent problems using it. However this could well be due a bout of toothache as well as some stomach problems and nausea.
Not an ordinary juicer that extracts a good amount of content from soft fruit but a masticating juicer that does much more with almost anything that has juice, so for those of you who want juice from Celery or Carrots or even things like onions this is the tool to do it.
Regular readers will know that I find sleeping difficult, often its 4AM before I start to sleep even then its poor so the SleepHub from Cambridge Sleep Sciences was a no brainer for me to request to review. Initial tests were nothing short of amazing. I have a watch that records sleep length and more importantly the deep sleep part of that.
With all of us spending more time in our ‘bubbles’ clean air is vital as otherwise if one gets a cold – or worse – we all get it. So this device from Philips could well help. It is rare that I quote the top of the box in this introduction but here it seems appropriate ‘removes 99.97% of airborne allergens’ is the claim.
While a lot of devices claim to take your blood pressure they give a single figure and most will know your blood pressure is made up of two components systolic and diastolic the ideal reading is something like 120 over 80. What most devices give you is your pulse which in a fit and healthy person can be around 60 when resting.

890057 Brooks Mens Levitate 4 Running ShoBrooks Trainers

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Sep 28, 2020
It’s been a while since a pair of shoes or trainers has passed over my desk. Here an offering from Brooks that will support the complete foot. When I first took them from the box I thought that they looked a little small but a comparison with what was currently on my feet disproved that.

889803 Withings Body Cardio   Premium Wi Fi Body Composition Smart ScalWithings Body Cardio

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Aug 31, 2020
This is a scale that can help in the fight against Obesity. However it also does other things giving you other reading while on the scale, you decide from a list in the App and just for good measure it will give you the weather forecast, for those who weigh themselves first thing in the morning this may help you decide what to wear.
This is a watch that could help you lose weight and as such is an aid for those of us termed as ‘Obese’ and one of the vast range of subjects that the Government are working on apart from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

889418 Melitta Look V Timer Drip Coffee Machine with Timer Function With thermal juMelitta LOOK Therm Timer

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Jul 20, 2020
This is a filter coffee machine that has a timer built in so you can set it up before you leave the office or in the home before you go to bed. The timer delay means the coffee will be ready to drink when you wake up or arrive at the office.

889153 masWe must wear a MASK

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on June 29, 2020
Strange times not that long ago if you went into a bank or jewellers wearing a mask the alarm would sound. Now if you go on a bus or train and you do not wear a mask then you face an immediate fine. Yes it’s a different kind of mask but when people wore a hijab with just the eyes showing lots of people were very unhappy, now with a Pandemic not only is a mask OK, its required, even in a lot of shops.
I never sleep well, for a while now I have been looking for a new mattress; then the problem is what to do with the old one. This all became worse now the Pandemic is here with no courier or delivery driver coming further than the front doorstep. The solution I hit upon was to try a memory foam mattress topper on top of the mattress that I already have.

888043 Melitta 6766579 Coffee Grinder CALIBRMelitta Calibra Grinder

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Feb 28, 2020
If you use coffee beans then you know that while it’s important to have them reasonably freshly roasted. Far more important is to have them freshly ground so while the ability to roast your own coffee is beyond most of us it is not that difficult to grind the beans as you need it. This grinder from Melitta gives you coffee shop taste without the coffee shop cost per cup.

887588 Philips Series 9000 Prestige Wet & Dry Electric ShavePhilips S9000 Prestige

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Jan 22, 2020
This is not a cheap electric razor in fact you could probably buy several cheap electric razors for the cost of this one. This razor removes a week’s stubble quickly and without any discomfort either at the time or later. It has three round heads for the shaving part these pop off to attach the hair trimming head and there is yet another head for another purpose.

887640 colgate connect E1 electric toothbrusA SMART Toothbrush

Published in Health and Beauty by mfereday on Jan 16, 2020
Looking after your teeth is not a task to be taken lightly.
With all the advertising on television and magazines I am sure we all know that a powered toothbrush gives better cleaning results than a manual brush. While the whiteness of your smile is important to some, perhaps the most important thing is to have no tooth – or tooth associated – pain.

885994 Philips Somneo Sleep and Wake up LighPhilips Wake Up Light

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Oct 28, 2019
With the nights now longer than the day’s most of us need to get up before the sun and that means we are far more likely to be woken unnaturally with the result that we feel – at the very least – less charitable towards others and therefore unhappy. This light from Philips can wake you with a gradually brightening light and for the heavy sleeper even bird song.

885270 Philips Avance High Speed Vacuum BlendePhilips Vacuum Blender

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Aug 21, 2019
Making things from raw vegetables does not really appeal to me, fruit yes, vegetables no I tend to prefer my vegetables cooked. But things like carrot cake can appeal even to children so be a man and give it a go, the pulp that is not juiced goes into a vacuum environment and can be kept – even frozen - to be added to stocks to give extra bulk.

885254 elastoplast wound spraElastoplast Items

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Aug 19, 2019
I think of a plaster for a minor scrape of the skin, while most will say the biggest name in plasters is Elastoplast but they do other things apart from plasters. Here I am looking at plasters, wound healing ointment and wound spray.
Worcester Bosch has launched a new range of domestic wall-hung boilers, the Greenstar 8000 Lifestyle range to replace the 14 year old CDi Classic series